Prof. Ana Bento, affiliated with the CSBC, has published a new study showing that colleges and universities that reopened for face-to-face instruction might have caused tens of thousands of additional cases of Covid-19 in recent weeks. The team, which includes researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Indiana University, the University of Washington and Davidson College, estimated that an extra 3,200 cases a day occurred in the U.S. that likely wouldn’t have happened had schools kept classes online.
‘We’re not saying it was a terrible mistake to open. Just that the influx of individuals, which was much greater where there is face-to-face [instruction], is correlated with a larger increase in cases.’ Prof. Ana Bento.
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